That's bollocks! There are ways to raise money, especially with a year to plan. Too many people think they can't afford to travel, and I feel that one can't afford NOT to travel. Thirty years from now, you're not going to miss the money you spend on a big trip, but you'll ALWAYS have the memory of those experiences, and I doubt you'd trade them for the money they cost.
Johnny, the only thing that's uncertain is getting the band back together. If they agree to it, all you have to do is say "Dresden Dolls reunion show" and every venue in the Northeast will drop their panties to host it.
Raliel's got a good idea about a convention hall, though. or, at least a hotel with a big theater and we can get group rates and package deals and such and such. Dresden Dolls-con! HAHAHA